New survey reveals top 50 skills that make a 'great dad'

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A new survey has been released revealing the must-have skills to make a 'great dad'.

If this new list is anything to go by there's some serious pressure on dads these days to be pretty much perfect for their kids.

According to the research, as children get older they look to their fathers to do more and more for them such as fixing bike punctures, putting up tents and setting up wifi.

This new information has come from a survey of 2,000 dads from the makers of kids-favourite TV programme Bob the Builder, in which it transpired that half of fathers felt like they had let their child down when unable to fix a toy.

'The huge list of dad skills show just how many roles dads have to fill in the upbringing of their children. They're fixers, builders, comedians, sportsmen, the list is endless,' a spokesperson for the children's programme said.

Top 50 'great dad' skills

1. Being calm during family arguments

2. Driving while constantly being distracted

3. Fixing a bike puncture

4. Undoing difficult knots

5. Putting up a tent

6. Keeping confidences

7. Double checking nothing has been left behind

8. Setting up and tuning the TV

9. Cooking on a barbecue

10. Tying shoelaces

11. Blowing up lots of balloons

12. Tying school ties

13. Changing a tyre

14. Setting up WiFi

15. Plastering holes in walls

16. Flipping pancakes

17. Putting up a bunk bed

18. Teaching kids to swim

19. Cooking a fry-up

20. Setting up a new game on the computer

21. Lighting a fire

22. Fixing toys

23. Telling bad jokes

24. Go-to person for opening jars

25. Setting up a new games console

26. Cleaning stains off carpets

27. Fitting a loose bicycle chain

28. Removing adhesive substances from surfaces

29. Taking kids to after school clubs

30. Removing toys from tough packaging

31. Setting up new toys

32. Teaching kids how to play football

33. Taking good family photos

34. Pumping up footballs

35. Picking blackberries

36. Flying kites

37. Making a good bacon sandwich

38. Rebooting computers

39. Setting up a paddling pool

40. Fixing scooters

41. Building tricky playsets

42. Updating mobile phones

43. Putting up birthday banners

44. Always having the right batteries

45. Soothing a nettle sting

46. Role play

47. Installing tricky software on laptops

48. Building good sandcastles

49. Throwing properly

50. Cleaning football boots

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What do you think of the list, is there more to being a great dad or do you think these ring true? Let us know in the comments below!

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